INDIAN NEWS & TIMES

Sunday, February 9, 2014

originalArbhaat Film is happy to announce ‘Shoot a short’ a workshop on short film making to be held between 5th December to 8th December, 2013 at NFAI, Pune. This is the third edition of the workshop after its inception in the month of January. The second edition was conducted in Thane.

Constant enquiries and the encouraging response to the first two editions have compelled us to announce the third edition in the same year. Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni, a three time national award winning director and an acclaimed film maker will be conducting the workshop

Passionate about short films as an independent form of story telling, Umesh Kulkarni feels that despite the technology being easily accessible post digitalization , we have not explored the possibilities of this medium and that it is a challenge in itself to make meaningful and content driven shorts.

The workshop will primarily aim at guiding film enthusiasts to make short films. The three stages of film making such as pre production, shooting and post production will be explained thoroughly.Translating an idea into a script and then to a screenplay, cast and crew management, dealing with actors are some of the core areas the workshop focuses upon.Every individual above 18 years is eligible for this workshop. Umesh Kulkarni won his first national award for his diploma film titled ‘Girni’ (The Grinding Machine) that he made as a student of the film and television institute of India.

Even after making three critically acclaimed and successful feature films like Valu (The Wild Bull), Vihir (The Well) and Deool (Temple), Umesh continues to make short films. He has directed more than ten short films till date. (Most of them have been produced by Film and Television institute of India.) ‘Three of Us’ One of  Umesh’s shorts premiered at the very prestigious Berlinale international film festival. This film also won Umesh another National award for best director.

‘Three of Us’ went on to be screened at more than 40 international film festivals.

‘Gaarud’ (The Spell) a short film he made in 2008 won the golden conch award at the Mumbai international film festival. Umesh has been a jury member at prestigious film festivals like Clermont Ferrand, Thai international short film festival and international documentary and short film festival of Kerala.

Clermont Ferrand also did a retrospective of Umesh Kulkarni’s short films. The workshop will be conducted in the National Film Archive of India, Prabhat RoadPune on 5, 6, 7 & 8th of December 2013. For further information Contact – Arbhaat Films Pvt. Ltd. – 020-25433549, 8007893572, 9881463169 and email- arbhaat@gmail.com